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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Log cabin layout......

It's obvious now that I should have started the left row against the edge of the design wall but I didn't think I was going to make this many blocks.  Right now it would end up at 66" x 99" with one block left over.  If I could talk myself into making 8 more blocks it could be 77" x 99".  If you have never made a log cabin quilt you might not be aware that there are lots of layouts you can use.  Here is an older post with several layouts I tried.

I took some of the pieces that I cut from the leftovers and made four 6" blocks that I would lay out like this.









Then I made four more.......













and this is what they look like next to each other.  I'm not sure if a pattern would show up eventually when there is such a variety of plaids and stripes.  I could put sashing between the blocks.

15 comments:

loulee said...

Your log cabin layout looks great. Is that the final decision, or will you be trying other layouts?

Sewing Junkie said...

As you said once you start it is something that you can't get away from. The extra 7 blocks would make a nice quilt size. You don't have to just saying. Have fun with it. Chris

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing the link to the layouts. I'm playing with some split nine patch blocks and these layouts would also work for them.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Go for the extra blocks, you have done so much already, it will be worth it. Just love the scrappy plaid blocks. How about real thin black sashing?

Nann said...

About 15 years ago there was a scrap-using pattern in Traditional Quiltworks that used a similar square-and-rectangle layout. It started with a four-patch that was consistent in all blocks. I'm a much scrappier quiltmaker now so if I did it again I think I'd use the same colors in the four-patches, but not the same fabrics.

BTW, Wanda, I was channeling you when I made made my last-of-2013 quilt (scrappy chevrons). Thanks for your ongoing inspiration!

Needled Mom said...

If you are like me, you will always regret not making those extra blocks. It looks wonderful in the zig zag pattern.

Quiltdivajulie said...

SO easy to see here what you shared about the last two logs being dark . . .

p.s. I ordered my die yesterday! Thanks for your input.

Lostinspace said...

I love this arrangement, I have been reading your blog for a while and so enjoying the colours you use. This is the blog I never fail to read, thank you so much.

Denise Russell said...

It is looking so beautiful! Go on, make the other blocks... :-)

Kevin the Quilter said...

I love the chevron effect in your log cabin layout. This is my personal opinion, but, on your 6" blocks, I wouldn't sash them. I think it would be great to just see the fabrics playing against each other whether there would be a definite pattern or not?

JJM said...

Your log cabin layout... I do not see what I am supposed to see on the left side. It looks just fine to me.... I have always loved plaids and stripes and you make them look even better all together.

JJM

Carol said...

I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT. I would never have thought to use the fabrics you used here, but I can imagine myself nestled underneath all of those soft plaids.

suemac said...

I like the zig zag It is different than the usual layout.

Brown Family said...

THe scrappy blocks are nice. they remind me of quilts my Grandmother made!

Muddling Through said...

It is gorgeous already! Isn't it amazing that humble shirting fabric like that can make such a stunning quilt. And you have almost as much fun playing with your leftovers, don't you?